Orange County Board of Commissioners
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The Board usually considers items in the order listed and proceeds
at a steady pace. As a
courtesy to others, speakers are asked to limit their comments to three
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA
ITEMS - is
available in the Clerk's office and complete copies of agenda material are
located at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough and the Chapel Hill
Library in Chapel Hill.
Additions or Changes to the Agenda
The Board of Commissioners pledges to the
citizens of Orange County its respect. The Board asks its citizens to
conduct themselves in a respectful, courteous manner, both with the Board
and with fellow citizens. At
any time should any member of the Board or any citizen fail to observe
this public charge, the Chair will ask the offending person to leave the
meeting until that individual regains personal control. Should decorum
fail to be restored, the Chair will recess the meeting until such time
that a genuine commitment to this public charge is observed.
Public Comments (7:35-7:45)
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a. Matters not on the Printed Agenda
b. Matters on the Printed Agenda
(These matters will be
considered when the Board addresses that item on the agenda below.)
Board Comments (7:45-8:00)
County Manager's Report
Items for Decision--Consent Agenda
The Board will consider correcting and/or approving the minutes as submitted by the Clerk to the Board for meetings on November 15, 16,22 (5:30 and 7:30), and December 6, 2004.
Appointments - None
The Board will consider adoption of a refund resolution related to 152 requests for motor vehicle property tax releases or refunds in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.
The Board will consider approving value changes made in property values after the 2004 Board of Equalization and Review has adjourned.
The Board will consider a resolution providing for the appointment of a special board of equalization and review to carry out the statutory responsibilities of ensuring that tax lists and tax records comply with the provisions of the North Carolina Machinery Act and direct staff to recruit applicants for the E&R Board, with appointments to be made at a future Commissioners' meeting.
The Board will
consider approving budget, grant project, and capital project ordinance
amendments for fiscal year 2004-05.
The Board consider for approval, the final report on the functions, responsibilities, and staffing of the Department of Human Rights and Relations and amend the County's Classification and Pay Plan to add the new class of LEP (Limited English Proficiency) Coordinator effective February 1, 2005.
The Board will
consider a petition to add portions of two subdivision roads, Booth Road
and Amber Wood Run, to the state-maintained Secondary Road System
The Board will consider approving a modification agreement for installment purchase contracts entered into with BB&T to finance school facilities that will result in savings to the County, and authorize the Chair and Finance Director to sign.
The Board will consider awarding a contract for consulting service to Training and Development Associates, Inc. for the development of a Consolidated Housing Plan and a Comprehensive Housing Strategy for Orange County and authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon final review by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider approving a letter of agreement for consultation services to assess and evaluate the Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) Program (previously know as Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime) in order to advance and improve the overall work of the Orange-Chatham Justice Partnership (OCJP) and authorize the Chair to sign pending final review and approval by staff and the County Attorney.
The Board will consider one change in the County Commissioners' regular meeting Calendar for the year 2005 by adding a location for the Legislative Breakfast, on Monday, March 14, 2005, at 8:00 a.m. to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 100 Marriott Way, Hwy 54, Chapel Hill.
The Board will
consider authorizing Orange County's cooperation with the seller of the
future Millhouse Road park property in a 1031 tax free exchange and to
acknowledge a donation of two acres of land to Orange County.
Resolutions or Proclamations
The Board will consider a resolution and a revised capital project ordinance regarding appropriation of additional funds for construction of Orange County Schools (OCS) Middle School #3.
The Board will consider a proclamation recognizing the month of February as Human Relations Month and authorize the Chair to sign.
The Board will consider adoption of a resolution
endorsing the establishment of a Partnership to End Homelessness in Orange
Board will receive the Annual Affordable Housing Performance Report from
the Orange County Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
Items for Decision--Regular Agenda
a. Twin Creeks Park - Follow-up Report and Potential Decisions (9:05-9:25)
The Board will consider follow-up information of the Twin Creeks (Moniese Nomp*) Park and Educational Campus project, with possible decision points and provide direction to staff.
The Board will
consider approving the Community Transportation Improvement Plan (CTIP)
for 2004-2009 and accompanying recommendations from the Transportation
Services Board (TSB) and CTIP Steering Committee.
c. Siting Recommendations - CNG Joint Staff Work Group (9:45-10:05)
The Board will
receive a report from a work group of County, Orange County Schools(OCS),
and NCDOT staff regarding siting of the County's planned Compressed
Natural Gas (CNG) alternative fuel system for vehicles and direct staff to
identify a funding source to cover the County's share, $50,000, of the
Board will consider new appointments to the Nursing Home Community
Board will consider one new appointment to the Commission for the
Board will consider new appointments to the Efland/Mebane Small Area Plan
The Board will consider reappointments and new appointments to the Intergovernmental Parks Work Group (IPWG).
The Board will consider one new appointment to the Orange County/Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau.
The Board will consider new appointments to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Council.
The Board will consider
one new appointment to the Workforce Development Board.
The Board will consider new appointments to the Arts Commission.
The Board will consider new appointments to the Economic Development Commission.
Closed Session (10:15- )
"To discuss matters related to the location or expansion of
industries or other businesses in the area served by the public body,
including agreement on a tentative list of economic development incentives
that may be offered by the public body in negotiations," NCGS §
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